Care at NUH

Paediatric Infectious Diseases

​The Division of Paediatric Infectious Diseases provides comprehensive care for all infectious diseases in infants, children and adolescents via inpatient consultations and outpatient clinics. We welcome referrals from polyclinics, general practitioners and other doctors. Private patients have the option to self-refer or to be referred by their own doctor.
Our Team

Our team comprises paediatricians specialising in infectious diseases and a specialty nurse, collaborating with various paediatric medical and surgical teams for patient management. We also work closely with the Infection Control and Epidemiology Unit to minimise hospital-acquired infections and assist with infectious disease contact tracing within the Department of Paediatrics.

Head of Division & Senior Consultant
Specialty Nurse
  • Assistant Nurse Clinician Samantha Ang
  • Senior Staff Nurse Belinda Quek
Our Services

We specialise in providing care for children affected by a wide range of infectious conditions, including:

Severe illness due to common childhood infections 
Uncommon, recurrent or severe infections linked to other medical conditions, such as chronic heart or lung disease, chemotherapy, post-organ transplant and other acquired or congenital immunodeficiency
Critically ill in the Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Post-injury or post-surgical Infections 
Being born to mothers with HIV infection
Congenital infections
Tropical infections
Prolonged or unexplained fever
Those who require travel advice and vaccines prior to overseas travel
Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT)
Our paediatric OPAT service supports stable and recovering children who require extended antimicrobial treatment, enabling them to recover at home while maintaining daily routines like attending school. A specialty nurse will assist in wound care, manage intravenous lines and serves as a support contact for families of children with long-term infections.
Our Programme
Antibiotic Stewardship Programme (ASP)
Our paediatric ASP team comprises pharmacists and paediatricians specialising in infectious diseases, aiming to promote the judicious use of antibiotics. This includes daily reviews of selected broad-spectrum antibiotic prescriptions and clinical data to provide optimal, cost-effective therapy and minimise antibiotic resistance.
What To Expect At Your First Appointment
A comprehensive consultation may last between to 1 to 1.5 hours, including a detailed medical history review. We may request immunisation records, travel histories or exposure details to animals, certain foods or ill contacts. Additional information such as temperature logs or rash photographs could also be helpful. Necessary tests will be ordered and our paediatrician will discuss test outcomes, diagnoses and subsequent treatment plans.
Find Us
Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute
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